The tap-github Meltano extractor pulls data from GitHub that can then be sent to a destination using a loader.

Alternative variants #

Multiple variants of tap-github are available. This document describes the default singer-io variant, which is recommended for new users.

Alternative variants are:

Getting Started #

Prerequisites #

If you haven't already, follow the initial steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Install Meltano
  2. Create your Meltano project

Installation and configuration #

  1. Add the tap-github extractor to your project using meltano add :

    meltano add extractor tap-github
  2. Configure the settings below using meltano config .

Next steps #

Follow the remaining steps of the Getting Started guide:

  1. Select entities and attributes to extract
  2. Add a loader to send data to a destination
  3. Run a data integration (EL) pipeline
If you run into any issues, learn how to get help.

Capabilities #

Settings #

tap-github requires the configuration of the following settings:

The settings for extractor tap-github that are known to Meltano are documented below. To quickly find the setting you're looking for, use the Table of Contents at the top of the page.

Personal Access Tokens (access_token) #

Personal access token used to authenticate with GitHub. The token can be generated by going to the Personal Access Token settings page.

See https://github.com/settings/tokens.

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-github set access_token <access_token>

export TAP_GITHUB_ACCESS_TOKEN=<access_token>

Repositories (repository) #

Space-separated list of repositories. Each repository must be prefaced by the user/organization name, e.g. "meltano/meltano meltano/sdk meltano/hub"

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-github set repository <repository>

export TAP_GITHUB_REPOSITORY=<repository>

Start Date (start_date) #

Defines how far into the past to pull data for the provided repositories.

How to use #

Manage this setting using meltano config or an environment variable:

meltano config tap-github set start_date YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ

export TAP_GITHUB_START_DATE=YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZ

Looking for help? #

If you're having trouble getting the tap-github extractor to work, look for an existing issue in its repository, file a new issue, or join the Meltano Slack community and ask for help in the #plugins-general channel.

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